(The Gist of PIB) Sophisticated Analytical and Technical Help Institutes [FEBRUARY-2020]
(The Gist of PIB) Sophisticated
Analytical and Technical Help Institutes
Sophisticated Analytical and Technical
To address the need for building shared, professionally managed and
strong Science and Technology infrastructure in the country which is readily
accessible to academia, start-ups, manufacturing, industry and R and D labs,
the Department of Science and Technology has launched a unique scheme called
“Sophisticated Analytical and Technical Help Institutes (SATHI)”.
These Centres are expected to house major analytical instruments to
provide common services of high-end analytical testing, thus avoiding
duplication and reduced dependency on foreign sources.
These would be operated with a transparent, open access policy.
DST has already set up three such centres in the country, one each at
IIT Kharagpur, IIT Delhi and BHU at a total cost of Rs 375 Cores.It is
planned to set up five SATHI Centres every year for the next four years.
SATHI will address the problems of accessibility, maintenance,
redundancy and duplication of expensive equipment in our Institutions, while
reaching out to the less endowed organizations in need, e.g., industry,
MSMEs, startups and State Universities.
This will also foster a strong culture of collaboration between
institutions and across disciplines to take advantage of developments,
innovations and expertise in diverse areas.